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Does Drinking Make You a Better Parent?

Booze makes you a better parent—or at least that's what one in five moms and dads thinks. A new study reveals that nearly 20 percent of all British parents believe their alcohol consumption positively affects their parenting skills.

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Hey, Kids! Come to the Alligator Pool Party!

Pool parties are the best. It’s a chance for kids to have some good old-fashioned fun playing with foam noodles and practicing belly flop techniques. Adults, too. But according to kids down in Florida, they’re even better when alligators are involved.

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Wednesday Night At The Races For Kids Starts Tomorrow

Wednesday Night at the Races has become a summer tradition for hundreds of families throughout the Northland. This youth race series is held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings in July and August, and draws an average of over 500 children per night

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Pete Lounsbury, Flickr
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Do Pets Make Kids Smarter?

If you have or are thinking of having kids, it might be a good idea to also add a pet to the equation. That’s because last month a study found that babies who grow up in households with pets are healthier than their pet-less counterparts. And now a survey of children suggests that having a furry friend is one of the keys to academic success.

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(Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
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Kids Can Have Their Own Fun With The Whipper Snapper Races In Canal Park

With family members being a part of the Championships or marathon this weekend there is a great race the kids can take part in.  About 1,000 kids ages 14 and under will kick off the weekend festivities Friday, June 15 in Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park.

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Two Young Girls Give the Cutest Newscast Ever [VIDEO]

While situated in their “newsroom” in Brooklyn, New York, two young girls named Franny and Sofia report on local happenings in what certainly qualifies as the most precious newscast ever.

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What Is The Scratching Game? Your Kids May Be Playing.

A student scratches the back of another student's hand while the student has to say a word that corresponds with each letter of the alphabet, all the way from A to Z. In some cases it can result in bleeding or an open sore

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11 Year Old Girl Fined For Saving A Woodpecker

Criminalizing an 11 year old for saving a woodpecker from a cat?  C'mon....
An 11-year-old Virginia girl trying to rescue a baby woodpecker instead earned her mother a $535 fine when it turned out the bird was a protected species

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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents

A doctor has proposed putting severely obese children in temporary foster homes.

Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston, made this recommendation Wednesday in highly respected 'Journal of the American Medical Association.'

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Three Kids Served Spiked Smoothies at a Colorado Restaurant

Lately, it seems easier for a small child to score a cocktail than an 18-year-old with a fake ID.

In the most recent story, Pam Bruenning and her three young children went into a Chili's in Longmont, Colorado on July 4 and ordered fruit smoothies. When her daughter complained of dizziness and stomach pains, Bruenning took a sip of the girl's drink and discovered it was loaded with tequila.

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Swedish Preschool Does Away With Boys and Girls

The “Egalia” preschool in Stockholm, Sweden is taking that nation’s goal of breaking down gender roles in early education to the extreme.

Not only are boys encouraged to play with toy kitchens, and girls with building blocks, but the pronouns “him” and “her’ (or “han” and “hon” in Swedish) are banned from usage.  Instead, everyone is refereed to with the invented pronoun of “hen.”

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Keep Your Tongue In Your Mouth. [Graphic]

I've done silly things like stick my tongue on metal when it's cold outside, maybe you have too? My friend stuck his toe in a push mower, lost his balance , and his toe! Friends and I would stand on the railroad tracks when we saw a train approaching and try to be the last one to jump off

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